I already liked the Lights Camera Lashes version of this mascara, but this one really amps it up. While the brush takes getting used to (at least it did for me, I kept stabbing myself in the eyeball), it's a great formula, super buildable.
This stuff is THE BEST. I like it even more than my previous beloved, It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream. Great coverage, super natural, good sunscreen, makes it look like you are one of those monsters who doesn't need to wear anything.
Ah yes, the danged monk cream (patted in jars with their little monk hands!) is great. My skin really digs this stuff and while it is expensive, you literally only need a pea sized amount. Warm it between your fingers and then tap it all over your face. Pat pat pat go the monk hands.
This year I really fell back in love with my Naked 2 palette (the real one, not the fake), and ran out of my four favorite colors. While economically it would make more sense to just buy a new palette, I couldn't bear to, so I bought singles of Half Baked, Tease, and Busted. BUT they don't make my 4th favorite (the terribly named but perfect highlight Booty Call) in a single! Well, I tried ALL the singles and Virgin is the closest. It's ever so slightly warmer and a touch less pink but still, a solid highlight for your inner eye and brow bone.
The product that makes strangers stop me in the street to talk about my eyebrows. No lie.
Adrien sent me this bronzer that a kind reader sent her from Japan and it's my bronzer holy grail. It's JUST PERFECT. Sheer, never muddy looking, never sparkly, just a nice little sunkissed effect. I brush it under my cheekbones and chin every damn day.
I've always love Labello, but when I was in Mexico I picked up this version and it is legit. Moisturizing, healing, and the only sunscreen lip balm that doesn't give me zits around my mouth.
A cheapy but goody! If you ever find yourself tempted to get a Kylie Lip Kit just go get this instead. It's a good, super matte nude that isn't crazy drying and it's $8. Done.
I know, YOU SHAVE YOUR FACE? But hold up: these weird little razors take off all your peach fuzz and dead skin and make your skin soft as butter. Seriously come touch my cheek right now. TOUCH IT. Well wash your hands first. Ew, go away.
Not really a beauty product, but hands down the thing that changed my skin the most dramatically. This is a prescription retinol and you guys. I don't know why I wasted so much money on potions when this took YEARS off. I don't break out any more, maybe a little pimple once a month at worst. Acne scars, sun spots, gone. Wrinkles, much smaller. Hell even a MOLE is much smaller. I wish I had gone to a dermatologist a long time ago. Don't be like me.
Okay now hair stuff! I recently chopped off 9 inches of hair and I've been wearing it wavy so I have discovered a new world of amazing products and tools. Join me.
We've talked about this stuff before, but it's great. Moisturizing, not heavy, and you can use it in different ways. It just makes my hair better.
Now that I heat style my hair, this stuff is a life saver. And it's reasonably priced too! I spray my whole head down before I blow dry.
I've tried 3 different texture sprays and this is by far my fave. Gives great volume, texture, and kind of works as a dry shampoo too. I can't live without it.
A stylist used this on me and I immediately bought it (and the below product too). I use it on the ends of my hair and to pat down flyaways. Another that's a great value considering how little you use.
This is the WEIRDEST product and I'm obsessed with it! It's this strange powder spray that's a little wet? So weird. But it gives great volume and you can kind of target specific areas? It's hard to explain. It's really weird. I love it.
Terrible name, amazing tool. Seriously, I travel with it, it's like my third child. I love that it has three sizes (though I mostly use the biggest one) and comes with a glove. Tip: it's a third of the price if you buy off of Amazon rather than those kiosks at the mall and bonus, you don't have to go to the mall.
OH MY GOD ARE YOU STILL HERE. That's all! Until I realize I forgot a lot but I'm just going to stop here!